What’s in your Bucket List?

November 21, 2010

A “Bucket List” you ask? It’s a brilliant tool for identifying what’s important to you and taking action to move forward. Best part is, it’s free and you can create it at will in the privacy of your home. It’s another gem of an idea I found while browsing the net this morning thanks to a post by peaChic Magazine editor Denise Fabec.

Denise was divorced in 2005, following a 30 year marriage. She sat down and came up with 5 things she wanted to accomplish in the next 5 years. Her friends laughed at her list, but now 4 years later, she’s accomplished all but one of her goals.

Being a coach, I know creating an action plan makes all the difference in creating a meaningful, purposeful life. And at mid-life it’s even more crucial to happiness. Some words of wisdom from Ms. Frabec:

As a woman in business, you may hit dead ends; but you can always, always turn the ship around.  Never be afraid to transform even your most negative experiences into positive ones.  Take that knowledge, learn from it; and use it to grow and become a better person.  And most importantly, never, ever let anyone steer your ship even when you don’t have wind to catch your sails!  Listen to your heart and soul. Do what is best for everyone. But more importantly, do it for yourself!  The results will make you very happy.

Believe in your dreams and every time you cross something off your Bucket List, be sure to add a new one at the bottom. Enjoy the ride, my friends!

So as we approach the ending of 2010, and beginning of a whole new year I challenge you to start thinking about your “bucket list” so that come New Year’s Day you’ll be ready to write (or illustrate even) it out and see what you can bring to life by 2016!

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